Alex & Annie Vacation Rental Podcast
OTAs / Distribution Destination Marketing AirBnB

1st of the Month Bonus Episode: We Are Not Airbnb… So What ARE We?

Feb. 1, 2023

On today’s episode, we’re featuring our recent panel at DESTICON, a virtual conference that brought together tourism and hospitality professionals from the DMO (Destination marketing organization) space. In our session, we d…

Destination Marketing

Leading through Authenticity and Vulnerability, with Alex Zemianek CEO of JZ Vacation Rentals

Jan. 25, 2023

THE KEY TO A GREAT TEAM IS AUTHENTICITY In today’s episode, Alex and Annie welcome Alex Zemianek, the Founder and CEO of JZ Vacation Rentals. He shares how trial after trial left him broke and almost broken. However, whe…

OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

What Every Marketer and DMO Should be Thinking About, with Stuart Butler, CMO of Visit Myrtle Beach

July 27, 2022

We often talk about the importance of not building your marketing house on someone else’s land (Airbnb, Vrbo, Google etc), but in this episode we discuss how creative marketers are building their brands on their own channels…

Guest: Stuart Butler
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Edge, with Ed St. Onge, President of

May 4, 2022

Tune in for Part 2 of our episode with Ed St. Onge, President of and Founder of the first ever channel management software for hotels, EZ Yield. On last week's episode, Ed took us through the early days of channel an…

Guest: Ed St. Onge
Marketing Destination Marketing

How Vacation Rentals are Influencing Destination Marketing with Jennifer Barbee

March 2, 2022

On today's episode we are joined by Jennifer Barbee, CEO of Destination Innovate and a dynamic leader who has worked with over 400 hospitality and destination brands. She has been credited with many innovative firsts in the …

OTAs / Distribution Destination Marketing 1St Of The Month

It’s the 1st of the Month! Bonus Episode - February 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

Wake up, wake up, wake up... it's the 1st of the Month! On this new bonus series, we'll look back on the previous month and look ahead to the next, examining booking trends, pacing and anything timely and newsworthy within t…

Destination Marketing Consolidation & Acquisitions Conferences & Events

Starting 2022 on a High Note with Amy Hinote, Founder/CEO of VRM Intel

Jan. 12, 2022

On this first episode of 2022 we dive into the most pressing issues facing the vacation rental industry with Amy Hinote, Founder/CEO of VRM Intel and one of the most recognized and respected thought leaders of the past deca…

Guest: Amy Hinote